What to do after a car accident in Montana?

1. Check for Injuries:

  • Ensure your safety and the safety of others involved.
  • Seek medical attention for injuries.

2. Call Emergency Services:

  • Dial 911 to report the accident.
  • Follow instructions from emergency responders.

3. Exchange Information:

  • Exchange names, contact information, and insurance details with other parties.
  • Gather contact information from witnesses.

4. Document the Scene:

  • Take photos of the accident scene, vehicle damage, license plates, and relevant road signs.

5. File a Police Report:

  • In some cases, law enforcement will create a report.
  • If not, file a report with the nearest police station.

6. Seek Medical Attention:

  • Even if injuries seem minor, get a medical evaluation.
  • Keep records of medical visits and treatment.

7. Notify Your Insurance Company:

  • Report the accident to your insurance provider.
  • Provide accurate and detailed information.

8. Do Not Admit Fault:

  • Avoid admitting fault or making statements that could be interpreted as an admission of guilt.

9. Consult an Attorney:

  • If there are injuries or disputes, consult a personal injury attorney.
  • Discuss the circumstances before accepting settlements.

10. Keep Records:

  • Maintain records of medical bills, repair estimates, and other relevant documents.
  • Track any impact on your daily life.